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Mogwai &
Mark Cousins

Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise
27 - 28 August 2016
Edinburgh Playhouse

Mogwai live on stage. Performing their majestic new soundtrack to a provocative documentary by film maker Mark Cousins.

Atomic: Living in Dread and Promise is a fiery portrait of our atomic age, a powerful, visceral investigation of life and death in the nuclear age, combining rare archive footage with a brand new soundtrack of original music performed live by Mogwai.

With images of protest marches, Cold War confrontation, Chernobyl and Fukushima, Cousins’ impressionistic film is a kaleidoscope of the appalling destructive power of the atomic bomb, and also the beauty and benefits of x-rays and MRI scans.

Mogwai’s compelling soundtrack encapsulates the nightmare of the nuclear age, but also its dreamlike beauty. They perform their brooding score live on stage alongside the film screening.

These are the first live shows of Atomic in the UK, and the only performances in Scotland this year.

There will not be a support act for this event and the advertised start time will be when the concert begins


Mogwai's eclectic mix of delicate melodies and thundering noise is at once deafening and charming.

The Guardian


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Edinburgh Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3AA

Supported through the
Scottish Government's
Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

Supported through the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund

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Mogwai | The Guardian

June 25th 2015

★★★★★ It is a rare feat for popular music to convey what Milan Kundera poignantly defined as the unbearable lightness of being. Over the last two decades of crafting pristine yet profound, meticulous yet visceral and humane music, Mogwai have arguably come closer than anybody.

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Review by: 

Ian Gittins
The Guardian

Mogwai | The Guardian

April 21st 2016

★★★★ Mogwai's eclectic mix of delicate melodies and thundering noise is at once deafening and charming

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Review by: 

Dave Simpson
The Guardian

Mogwai & Mark Cousins | The Skinny

March 25th 2016

...their most compelling work to date. - ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Claire Francis
The Skinny

Mogwai review | The Guardian

July 23rd 2015

It is a rare feat for popular music to convey what Milan Kundera poignantly defined as the unbearable lightness of being. Over the last two decades of crafting pristine yet profound, meticulous yet visceral and humane music, Mogwai have arguably come closer than anybody.

Read the full review

Review by: 

Ian Gittins

The Guardian


This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.

Tickets

Circle: £30 £25
Stalls: £30 £25 £20
Balcony: £25 £20

Current discounts

Students: 30% off
Senior citizens : 30% off
Unemployed : 30% off
BECTU, Equity, MU : 30% off
Under 18s : 50% off
Young Scot cardholders : 50% off